The High Altitude Mountain Workers Welfare Association (HAMWWA) has been meticulously striving to create safe working environment of mountain workers thereby conducting multi-dimensional trainings, education support programs and other humanitarian support programs targeting orphans, poor, helpless, needy and disabled ones. Some of the principal interventions are as follows:
The security of the high hill mountain workers has been the top priority of HAMWWA. Following the guidelines of the occupational health and safety of the workers, HAMMA organizes different types of skill development trainings from time to time directly focusing on the professional safety of the mountain workers. This initiation has enhanced the capacity/skill of mountain workers drastically. The innovative training and awareness programs have empowered them with required knowledge, skill and precautions to be taken while involving in their work. The training has been very much fruitful to minimize the rate of risks, hazards and accidents during trekking and mountaineering.
Many of the children of mountain workers can’t afford to attend school after the death or disability of their parents caused by sickness and accident. Consequently, those helpless, poor and vulnerable children are prevented from basic education which is their fundamental rights. Considering their pathetic condition, HAMWWA has been taking initiation to arrange for their quality education and proper shelter with the support of generous individuals/donors from across the world. HAMWWA especially grants support to the children whose parents are found missing/dead in the mountains while working as porter, climber etc. Currently, HAMWWA has been supporting 18 children with quality education. The support provided by HAMWWA has made a significant impact not only in the quality education for those children but also in their living condition as well. The detailed name List of Children receiving support from HAMWWA is mentioned in Annex1.
In order to develop communication skills of the mountain workers HAMWWA organizes language class from time to time with the help of language experts. Such occasional language class has helped the mountain workers to develop their communication skills to a large extent. Now, many mountain workers are able to communicate with foreigners easily due to the language training provided to them. MAMWWA has successfully conducted 4 weeks special English language and utility (electrical connection) course for climbers. One of the HAMWWA's well wisher and manager of Three Jewels Adventure Kathmandu, Mr. Amber Tamang sponsored most of the tuition fees for 30 climbing guides/Sherpas learning 1 month long English Language Course. The fund was raised through his trekking client/friend Mr.Phil Doyle from Australia.
Blood Donation :
The scarcity of blood is felt in hospital from time to time. Sometimes, patients die due to lack of required blood. With the sole purpose of making blood available on time, HAMWWA organizes blood donation program from time to time. Recently, it organized blood donation program in Nagarkot in coordination with Red Cross Society of Bhaktapur Branch where altogether 27 people donated blood in the program. The blood donation program was concluded with the Electric Equipment Utility and Basic Photography Training.. Language, electric equipment utility and basic photography ideas training were highly appreciated by all participants and it was the first course of its kind. Since it's learned as highly useful, HAMMWA has listed this program to run every year during the climbing off season.
Working in the hills and mountains is highly risky. Every year many people die or get injured in the accidents caused by fall, avalanche and sickness. In may difficult situation, HAMWWA members have involved in volunteer rescue operation and saved life of many tourists, trekkers and mountain workers. The occasional rescue operation initiated by HAMWWA has been highly appreciated. HAMWWA further hopes to extend such humanitarian support to save the life of many people in days to come.
Other Humanitarian Support:
Many poor and needy people are bound to survive in the cold hills and mountains without warm cloths. Considering their pitiable condition, HAMWWA distributed warm cloths to the poor and needy families of the remote areas of Everest Regions named Thame, Solaban, Waku, Kurima and Rolwalling VDC. The cloths were donated by Mr. Fredrik Syberg and his colleague Saim from Norway. HAMWWA expresses sincere thanks to Mr. Fredrik Syberg and his team for collecting, packaging and sending cloths to Nepal.